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Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:08
A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
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Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:18
Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.
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Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:25
David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.
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Essex hospital exits special measures

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:08
However, inspectors conclude it still "requires improvement" in some areas.
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Things people with chronic illness are sick of hearing

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:15
Rose and Alex have set up a project encouraging people to write and draw about their chronic illness. The best friends have drawn up a list of things they're sick of hearing.
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NHS pay: Increase for 1.3 million staff expected

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:18
Unions are poised to back a deal which could see a million staff get 6% average increases over three years.
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IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:35
Experts say it may be down to a greater awareness of egg donation and more donors coming forward.
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Robotic dog in Dorset care home helps elderly residents

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:32
Biscuit the robotic dog responds to touch and speech to help people with dementia.
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Patient and medics tackle Sahara race for Air Ambulance

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:28
Medics and a former patient take on a gruelling Sahara race to raise funds for London Air Ambulance.
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'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21
Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.
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Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:55
A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.
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Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:48
Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.
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Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:18
Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.
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Children drawing more women in science

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:52
A US study shows that more children draw women scientists than they did in the 1960s and 1970s.
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I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:39
MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.
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Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:09
Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.
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Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:06
The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.
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Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:04
Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.
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Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:03
New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.
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Cannabis oil: Meet the woman taking it for breast cancer recovery

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:54
Nikki Bednall says she takes cannabis oil through "desperation not recreation" after her breast cancer.
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